REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
The use of cutis grafts in the place of free fascial transplants has received scant attention from American writers. Until 1942, when Cannaday made his first report,1 the use of cutis grafts in this country was limited almost exclusively to the field of plastic surgery, in which it is applied in the reconstruction of tissue defects.In 1913, Loewe2 reported the first cases in which cutis material was used as a buried graft, including repair of inguinal and umbilical hernia and tendon repair. Six cases were reported, and these are included as a matter of historical interest.
—Injury of extensor pollicis longus tendon. It was impossible to approximate the severed ends of the tendon, so cutis material was used to bridge the defect. The functional result was not satisfactory.
—Inguinal hernia. A piece of the cutis 7 cm. by 3
SWENSON SA, HARKINS HN. CUTIS GRAFTS; APPLICATION OF THE DERMATOME-FLAP METHODITS USE IN A CASE OF RECURRENT INCISIONAL HERNIA. Arch Surg. 1943;47(6):564-570. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220180050003